What Joe Burrow’s Wrist Injury Means for the Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow injured his right wrist in Thursday night’s 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Burrow appeared to be in pain after throwing a touchdown pass to running back Joe Mixon in the second quarter.
  • He went to the medical tent after the play and then tried to throw passes down the sideline, but couldn’t.
  • When he went to the locker room, Kayleigh Hartung of Amazon said Burrow “couldn’t catch the ball and couldn’t get his elbow up.”
  • Burrow went 11-of-17 passing for 101 yards and a score before leaving the game. He was replaced by backup quarterback Jake Browning, who went 8-for-14 for 68 yards and a touchdown.

What it means to lose a burro

A worst-case scenario unfolded for the Bengalis. As long as they have Burrow they have a chance and Burrow grabbing his right arm following a touchdown pass to Mixon is a bad sign. He tried twice to throw to the side and was unable to do so, instead making it worse when he bent over in pain following the attempt.

Burrow has battled injuries all year and is now finally back from a calf strain, which is the last time he or Cincinnati should enter the crucial stretch of the season with games in the AFC North. – Paul Dehner Jr., Bengals beat writer

What to expect from Browning

Browning won the backup quarterback job over Trevor Siemian in training camp, but it wasn’t pretty in the long run. The Bengals wanted the development of Browning, a former undrafted free agent out of Washington.

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However, he’s never played in a regular-season game, and the thought of him being thrown into the fire at this point may not be ready for Cincinnati. Browning has good movement and is probably a trait that Jack Taylor likes. — Dehner

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